Nick Foles | QB | Philadelphia Eagles
Posted: 3/27/2015 5:06pm et
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said it's the team's intention to draft a quarterback in this year's draft, despite trading for QB Nick Foles in the offseason. Florida State QB Jameis Winston and Oregon QB Marcus Mariota are expected to be off the board when the Rams pick with the 10th overall pick in the first round, but the Rams could also trade up to take one of them. The Rams could also look at the second tier of quarterbacks in this class, which includes Baylor QB Bryce Petty, California-Los Angeles QB Brett Hundley, Oregon QB Sean Mannion and Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson. Petty indicated that he has a visit planned with St. Louis. Rams QBs Austin Davis and Case Keenum will compete for the backup job, and the loser might be on the street if the Rams draft another quarterback.
Huddle Up: It's hard to see the Rams trading up for Winston or Mariota unless it was only a spot or two, but it's certainly within reason that the franchise would target Petty or a fellow member of the second tier in third or fourth round with Foles still a largely unproven commodity.
Posted: 3/20/2015 5:43pm et
St. Louis Rams QB Nick Foles said he didn't know the Philadelphia Eagles were looking to trade him, despite rumors swirling about their intentions, and the first time he learned about the move was the moment Eagles head coach Chip Kelly called him to say Foles had been dealt to the Rams.
Huddle Up: Foles regressed in third season before being injured and now heads west to join an inferior pass-catching cast in St. Louis, so for the time being, expect nothing more than a QB2 season at best from the fourth-year player.
Posted: 3/10/2015 8:42pm et
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford has officially been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles also receive a 2015 fifth-round draft pick and surrender QB Nick Foles and a 2015 fourth-round draft pick and a 2016 second-round draft pick. However, the 2016 second-round pick will go back to Philadelphia if Bradford does not start. The Eagles can also pick up a conditional pick in 2016 based on how many snaps Bradford takes. If Bradford plays less than 50 percent the Eagles will get a 4th-round pick, if he does not play at all it becomes a 3rd-rounder. If Bradford plays more than 50 percent of snaps the Eagles will not receive any additional compensation.
Huddle Up: A very interesting deal in an offseason already full of them, and perhaps the Eagles are viewing Bradford as their long-term answer more than originally thought as Pat Shurmur, his former offensive coordinator in St. Louis, is now Chip Kelly's OC in Philly. Bradford, though, has started only 49 games out of a possible 80 since entering the league in 2010 and owns an 18-30-1 mark as a starting QB.
Posted: 2/17/2015 4:04pm et
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was offered to the Philadelphia Eagles at the start of the 2013 season, but the Eagles did not want to trade QB Nick Foles for Gordon, according to a source. The Eagles were concerned about Gordon's two-game suspension, while the Browns wanted Foles to be their starting quarterback.
Huddle Up: Tough luck for the Browns, who are likely now faced with waiving the troubled WR without getting anything in return, let alone a potential starting QB.
Posted: 1/18/2015 2:02pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is the leader of the team and is capable of leading the team to the playoffs, RB LeSean McCoy said Friday, Jan. 16.
Huddle Up: Foles fell back to Earth this past season after his stellar 2013 with his passer rating falling from 119.2 to 81.4 and his interceptions increasing from 2 to 10 in five fewer games, and it'll be interesting to see which Foles we'll see going forward.
Posted: 12/30/2014 2:13am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles expects to return as the starting quarterback next season. 'I expect to be back here,' Foles said. 'I expect to be the quarterback. I love my teammates and I expect to be back out there leading them and winning some games. I'm excited to come back better than I ever have been.' Head coach Chip Kelly won't commit yet to Foles as the starting quarterback heading into the offseason. Foles broke his collarbone Nov. 2 and missed the rest of the season.
Huddle Up: Mark Sanchez was merely okay in place of Foles, and he's a free agent in the offseason anyway. Expect him to find a possible starting gig elsewhere, with Foles resuming his gig in Philadelphia.
Posted: 12/15/2014 8:42pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) likely will not be able to play in Week 17. It is not known if he would be able to play if the team makes the playoffs.
Huddle Up: It'll be the Mark Sanchez Show the rest of the season, and it's a production that hasn't played to rave reviews the past 2 weeks with the QB throwing for only 348 yards, 2 TDs and 3 interceptions since Philly's last win on Thanksgiving Day in Dallas.
Posted: 12/15/2014 1:32pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) has been ruled out for Week 16, because his collarbone is not completely healed, according to head coach Chip Kelly.
Huddle Up: The struggling Mark Sanchez will get another start for the Eagles. Sanchez has been awful the last two games but he gets a break against a bad Redskins pass defense this week if you need to start him.
Posted: 12/1/2014 2:37pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles' (collarbone) broken collarbone is healing but has not fully healed yet, according to head coach Chip Kelly. Foles is not cleared to play at this point.
Huddle Up: There's no reason for owners to hold onto Foles at this point. With fantasy playoffs starting this week and Mark Sanchez playing well, it's highly unlikely Foles sees the field again this season to help owners.
Posted: 11/29/2014 2:25pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) underwent an MRI Friday, Nov. 28, which showed his broken collarbone is healing normally, according to a source. Foles still is not able to take a hit but can increase his strength exercises.
Huddle Up: Foles is hoping to be cleared in the next 2-4 weeks. Mark Sanchez has been playing well in his absence. He has lead the Eagles to a 3-1 record but has a tough matchup with Seattle in Week 14. There's a chance Foles could get another start in Week 15 or 16 but he still needs to get cleared and Sanchez will have to play poorly for that to happen.
Posted: 11/24/2014 1:45pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) is due for an examination in the next two weeks. His recovery is going well, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Foles' best-case scenario for a return is Week 14 but that's being overly optimistic. If Foles returns by the end of the regular season, it will be a win for the Eagles. Mark Sanchez is 2-1 as the Eagles starter in Foles' absence. Foles is only worth holding if you're unsettled at the quarterback position heading into fantasy playoffs.
Posted: 11/18/2014 6:38pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone), who cracked his clavicle in Week 8, is expected to miss at least another month, but head coach Chip Kelly said there have been no recent updates on his condition. "No," Kelly said. "He'll get a re-check at some point in time, but they said it's usually three to four weeks out before they ever take another X-ray. So he has not had that done yet." Foles has been working out but not in game conditions.
Huddle Up: Buckle up as it's likely the Mark Sanchez Show for the remainder of the regular season in Philly.
Posted: 11/4/2014 11:40pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles' long-term future with the team was in doubt before he broke his collarbone in Week 9, according to people with knowledge of the team's plan. Foles' inconsistent play this year has 'soured' some in the organization, including general manager Howie Roseman, according to sources. Foles has thrown 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this year for a quarterback rating of 81.9. The people that drafted Foles in 2012 are no longer with the team, too. Roseman and his scouts preferred Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins to Foles, but then-head coach Andy Reid insisted on Foles.
Huddle Up: Definitely something to consider in keeper leagues as Foles' star has definitely dimmed somewhat following his stellar 2013 season.
Posted: 11/3/2014 12:06am et
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) suffered a broken collarbone in the Week 9 game against the Houston Texans, a source confirmed Sunday, Nov. 2. An MRI Monday, Nov. 3, will determine how long Foles will be sidelined.
Huddle Up: Early reports have Foles out at least 4-6 weeks. Mark Sanchez will start while Foles is out and is a must add for owners who need QB help. Sanchez could be a borderline QB1 in Chip Kelly's offense.
Posted: 11/2/2014 8:27pm et
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) had his arm in a sling after the Week 9 game against the Houston Texans, but head coach Chip Kelly said Sunday, Nov. 2, that he did not know any more than that.
Huddle Up: Foles has a collarbone injury and could miss some time. Mark Sanchez filled in for Foles on Sunday and played well. Sanchez would be a borderline QB1 in Philadelphia's offense if Foles is out for a while.
Posted: 9/30/2014 10:45am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles has completed 25.6 percent of his throws over 20 yards this season. He is on pace to make 156 attempts of 20 or more yards. He had 55 attempts and completed 45 percent of them last season.
Huddle Up: At least some of Foles' struggles with the deep ball can be traced back to the offensive line, which has been ravaged by injury and suspension thus far this year. Foles' deep-ball issues are just one of the issues Philly's offense is facing, but Foles' numbers were successfully hiding the problem until the loss to San Francisco last week.
Posted: 8/22/2014 2:03pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles completed 19 of 29 passes for 179 yards with one touchdown and one interception during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21. He led the offense to three scoring drives in the first half.
Huddle Up: Foles currently owns the sixth-highest ADP (59) among QBs, and is firmly in charge of an innovative Philly offense that should again prove to be one of the league's best this season.
Posted: 8/8/2014 10:49pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles completed six of his nine pass attempts for 44 yards in the preseason opener against the Chicago Bears Friday, Aug. 8, but he was also picked off twice.
Huddle Up: It wasn't a great night for Foles but he was without starting WR Riley Cooper. Foles and the Eagles' offense is still projected to be among the best in the NFL, so there's no need to panic over one preseason game. Foles is currently being selected in the early portion of Round 7 on average in fantasy drafts.
Posted: 6/21/2014 12:51am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles has impressed new quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave with his ability to process everything that is happening on the field quickly. 'We know he's a gifted athlete. He can throw the ball exactly where he wants to. He can add air, add touch. He can add velocity and really drive it when it's needed. But to see the way that he can visualize formations, coverages, and process what he sees has been impressive,' Musgrave said. Musgrave thinks Foles can work on getting rid of the ball faster, taking fewer hits and moving the ball forward with his legs when needed.
Huddle Up: Consider that Musgrave comes to the Eagles from Minnesota, where quality quarterbacking wasn't an everyday occurrence. If Musgrave can help Foles get ride of the ball even faster in Chip Kelly's already-rapid offense, the Eagles will put up video game numbers--a situation welcomed by fantasy owners everywhere.